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Speed up FireFox




Instructions for FireFox 2.0


Also valid for FireFox 2.0.0.12

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit enter.
Scroll down and look for the following entries:

  • network.http.pipelining
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:


  • Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
  • Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
  • Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.

This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts.



For older Fire Fox versions


If you are using cable or dsl for your internet connection, here are some things that can really speed up FireFox:
Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit enter.
Scroll down and look for the following entries:

  • network.http.pipelining
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
Follow these simple instructions and you should see much better performance from FireFox.



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